MA in Composing For Film & Television (Kingston University)
BA (Hons) Music (University of Southampton)
2019 Queereteria TV, Above The Stag Theatre: Musical Director
“… this is by far one of the oddest shows I have ever seen. And it was brilliant for it … No matter the subject matter, the songs remained engaging and hilarious through the entire show … The small cast oozes with talent, delivering some of the most intelligent and impressive writing I’ve ever experienced … All in all, if you want something completely out of the ordinary that’s going to push you as a viewer, Queereteria TV is a five-star must-see.”
“Ashton-Bullock, and Musical Director Christopher Frost, have crafted some genuinelybeautiful numbers, perhaps most notably ‘We Hadn’t Slept for Twenty Years’, a song full of pathos and longing.”
“The songs … as solo pieces for Bell or the entire ensemble, are among the most varied and captivating pieces that Chris Frost and Ashton-Bullock have yet composed together.”
2016 Andy Bell Is … Torsten, The Beautiful Libertine, Above The Stag Theatre
“Frost’s score matches the mood of the piece, sultry, sassy, reflective and, peculiarly, almost every song sounds like one you know. This is no bad thing; it’s quite a skill to write music which seems familiar but which is absolutely its own thing. Frost manages to provide a musical link between the weird, slightly intoxicating world of Torsten’s memories and the audience’s own lives.” (Live Theatre UK, March 2016)
“For many, Andy Bell will be the primary attraction. He speaks Torsten’s non-musical musing as voice-over while suitably reacting on stage; it is an internal monologue that makes the live songs seem more like confession. Christopher Frost’s music, tuneful and reflective allows Bell to deliver them with an openness that hides nothing from the audience.” (British Theatre Guide, March 2016)
“… the musical is the perfect mix of introspection and humour, from the beautiful music, to the expertly written script, there’s something rather profound and enchanting about the whole production.” (QX Magazine, March 2016)
2014 Andy Bell Is … Torsten The Bareback Saint, Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
“Bell’s voice is exquisite … He is accompanied by versatile musician Christopher Frost onstage, ranging across musical genres from torch ballads, via jazz, to the kind of electro-pop which made Bell’s name.” ****
Andy Bell, 2019. Andy Bell Is … Torsten In Queereteria [CD, digital download]. UK: Strike Force Entertainment under license to Cherry Red Records. Theatrical song cycle third installment.
Andy Bell, 2016. Variance II – The Torsten The Beautiful Libertine Remixes [CD limited edition]. UK: Strike Force Entertainment under license to Cherry Red Records. Remix album.
Andy Bell, 2016. Andy Bell Is … Torsten The Beautiful Libertine [CD, digital download]. UK: Strike Force Entertainment under license to Cherry Red Records. Theatrical song cycle second installment.
Andy Bell, 2015. Variance – The Torsten The Bareback Saint Remixes [CD limited edition]. UK: Strike Force Entertainment under license to Cherry Red Records. Remix album.
Andy Bell, 2014. Andy Bell Is … Torsten The Bareback Saint [CD, digital download]. UK: Strike Force Entertainment under license to Cherry Red Records. Theatrical song cycle.